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Romeo and Juliet essay Baz Luhrmanhas updated the screenplay of Romeo and Juliet. The scene is placed in Americawhat is perfect for this screenplay. This screenplay suits America as it has avery violent place. Caused by gang warfare and gun being l...

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Romeo and Juliet essay Baz Luhrman has updated the screenplay of Romeo and Juliet. The scene is placed in America what is perfect for this screenplay. This screenplay suits America as it has a very violent place. Caused by gang warfare and gun being legal. Romeo and Juliet, it has a lot of sword fights and murders. Themes have a very important part of this love story; the whole story is based on opposites. The director Baz Luhrman has set the scene very well and has chosen the important parts that will make sense. The setting of America is good as 'drive-by' shooting happen all the time and it has 'gangster' who rule the streets by fighting, stabbing, shooting and killing in any form to win. It in Californian what is a built up place, and has not very built up areas around it. The themes have made this play what it is; it uses themes like love-hate and life-death. The opening scene starts off with the main credits, it has a black background what give tension to the start of the play. The characters in the credits seem every serious except Paris who is a neutral person in the families grudges. ...read more.

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The Capulets boy's are very well dressed and seem to be care about there appearance by wearing expensive clothes, there look like gangster's as they like to dress well and need to make an impression from their appearance. This gangster thing comes into all parts of their life as Tybalt called the 'prince of cats' his name tell you that he got leadership and power as he a prince and their in a powerful family. Abram is a very well built person he tall and has a wide body showing power as he seem to have strength. Peter seems least powerful as u only see him partly plus he's in the back of the car. The Capulet boy's seem organised as they knew what to do in a gun fight, they did not back down and had no hesitation in drawing their gun's. They seem not bothered to draw their guns and seem to not care about rules and Tybult is smoking in the petrol station. The Montague boy's seem less organised and prepared for a gun fight as when they insulted Abram they started hesitating and did some panic gesture by the way Samson picked up the petrol pump and started wobbling and was shaking with it. ...read more.

Conclusion

The prince of Verona is a neutral person as he has family on both sides; he in charge of the town, in the film Baz has interoperated him as a chief of police. He is very concise as he gets to the point when he tells the family both in the civil brawl that one more outburst will result in their lives paying the 'price.' Juliet is a very young woman who does not love Paris, she does not want what her parents want her, what in those day's was very 'rude.' Baz Luhrman has used the same language except he cut parts out that of the original screenplay. There is a lot of 'puns' what are jokes what are words that mean two different things. The start of the play starts off with a series of 'puns' based on the word coal and colliers. This would not make sense to a modern day audience as there Elizabethan phrases. These series of 'puns' have been cut out as no one would understand them and it would not make sense, and this would cause problems with tension building and first impression as there most important in a film as it plans out the rest of the film. ...read more.

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